Joint Chiefs chairman ‘embarrassed’ by Secret Service prostitution scandal
POSTED: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 10:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 10:32am
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said Monday that the U.S. military was “embarrassed” that American service members are involved in the Colombian Secret Service scandal.
“We let the boss down,” Dempsey said at the Pentagon on Monday.
While Dempsey said the Defense Department still doesn’t know exactly what occurred in Colombia, he said that the incident — which led to 11 Secret Service agents being placed on leave — distracted from the substance of President Obama’s trip to Colombia.
At least five U.S. service members were also involved, and the Pentagon said Monday that the number could be higher
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